Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Tuesday, March 25 – With it getting light by 7:00 a.m., we were able to get an early start this morning. We pulled out of Hammond, LA, at 7:15 a.m. and were on our way east on I-12. At Slidell, LA,  we picked up I-59 and began our trek northward.

Mississippi sign 

We put in another long day, driving six hours to reach Tuscaloosa, AL.

Alabama sign

Spring is beginning to show it colors.
blooming trees

We pulled into the Tuscaloosa Elks Lodge and pulled around back to find seven campsites with 50 amp electric and water. The girl we talked to about the campground forgot to tell us that the Lodge is not open on Tuesdays, so we picked a site and began setting up. We found the electric was off in our original spot. Luckily, we hadn't set much up yet.

Paul got out his tester and luckily found ONE SITE (Site #4) had the electric activated. We moved over and with a little fussing was able to get pretty level without unhooking the truck. They must still be in “winter mode” here at the Tuscaloosa Elks. The water is turned OFF. Fortunately, we have some water in our holding tanks.

Tuscaloosa Elks

Tuscaloosa Elks 

The campground is up on top of the hill from the Lodge.
Tuscaloosa Elks

We planned on doing a little sightseeing in Tuscaloosa (home of the University of Alabama) but called it off. We're tired, it's windy, and getting cold. Instead, we chose to take Bella for a short walk and relax at home. We'll check Tuscaloosa out the next time we pass this way.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!